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Art Tower Mito, Mito

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Art Tower Mito (ATM), symbolized by the 100-meter-tall metal tower that stands in its plaza, is a comprehensive cultural facility divided into three sections: a concert hall, a theater, and a gallery for contemporary art. Having opened in 1990 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Mito's designation as an official city, the ATM complex has served as the venue for a wide variety of planned events, including musical concerts, dramatic productions, and art exhibitions featuring both Japanese and foreign artists. In addition, it has broadened the scope of its mission to act as a base for locally-produced cultural activities. In the future, ATM will continue to be a locus of creative activities, transmitting artistic culture from Mito to the rest of the world.

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OPENING HOURS

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Entrance Hall Ticket Sales and Information:

9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

(or until event closing times)

Tower:

Tue. - Fri. 9:30 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.,

Sat./Sun./National holidays 9:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

(depending on weather)

Contemporary Art Gallery:

9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

(no admittance after 5:30 p.m.)

Underground Parking Lot:

8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Museum Shop "Contrepoint":

10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

(closing time depends on events)

Restaurant "Vert et Blancher":

11:30 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. / 5:00-10:00 p.m.

Coffee Lounge:

10:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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CLOSING DATES

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Mondays (Tuesdays if Monday is a national holiday)

Winter holiday season

Special maintenance days (announced in advance)

Shops and restaurants also closed on museum closing days

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FEES

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No fee charged for Plaza and Entrance Hall

Tower: JPY200 (children half-price)

ATM Tour: JPY500 (children JPY400, infants free)

Parking: JPY100 for each 30 minutes

Contemporary Art Gallery:

JPY800 General, JPY600 Advance purchase/Groups of more than 20 people

Free Children through junior high school (9th grade), Seniors 65 and older, People with certified disabilities (along with one attendant each)

One-year passes: JPY1,000 High Teen Pass "H.T.P." for youth aged 15-19, JPY2,500 Adult Pass for people aged 20-64
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  • Is the Museum's famous tower now say that symbol of Mito. Toy stores here are pretty distinctive and unique, so always check.
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  • Art Tower Mito by Arata Isozaki (磯崎新) stands at a height of exactly 100 metres above the plateau, signifying the hundred years' anniversary of the Mito City. It is nothing short of amazing; yet the ex...  more »
  • Down the street from Mito station (basunarasugu) less than 20 minutes. Odd-shaped tower is a landmark Art Museum + Concert Hall. This photo exhibition tour from Tokyo station express train went by. It is worth satisfying neither facilities nor the quality of exhibition quality, to culture facilities. See also the mysterious "pumice" front gardens.
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  • The art tower and grounds is a very pleasant space. It was affected by the 2011 earthquake so its best to check the official website for up-to-date information.
  • Nice views
  • Museum of art by Arata Isozaki's design. From the Museum of fine arts, theatre and concert hall facilities. Museum of art does not have standing, has a new project. Playing time over the weekend a pipe organ installed in the entrance hall. A masterpiece you can experience the magnificent tone free of charge.
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  • Parking in the underground and. 30 minutes free! I went with my family and enjoy the arts. There are RESTful.
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  • The facility only feel worth living in Mito. Exhibition of contemporary art is always interesting.
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